Rugby

Div eager to coach at high level

2015-02-04 11:03
Peter de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers is eager to again coach rugby at a high level.

De Villiers currently coaches the University of the Western Cape, who compete in the Varsity Shield competition.

He spoke to Netwerk24 after his side lost 16-5 to the University of KwaZulu-Natal in their Varsity Shield opener on Monday.

De Villiers said his contract with UWC expires after this year's Varsity Shield and he would be interested in coaching at Varsity Cup, Currie Cup, Super Rugby, international level or even an overseas club.

"I feel refreshed and look forward to start coaching at a high level again. Through the years I gained a lot of experience on different levels and I feel like I need to give some of that back (to the game). I'll have to see where an opportunity arises. I'll even consider offers from overseas."

De Villiers coached the Springboks between 2008 and 2011. Before that he also coached the Falcons as well as the Junior Springbok teams.

He won 30 of his 48 Tests as Springbok coach, boasting a 62% winning record. His most notable achievements were coaching the Boks to a series victory over the British and Irish Lions in 2009, as well as the Tri-Nations title that same year.

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